Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Ecotourism

Ecotourism has the potential to enable communities to benefit from the economic and social aspects of tourism while reducing impacts on the environment and wildlife. This course takes a science framework and adds a business perspective in order to give those involved in green tourism the ecological background to inform their management decisions. It builds on the experience of staff working worldwide in nature-based tourism and wildlife conservation to help develop sustainable livelihoods through the conservation of communities and natural resources.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor's (Honours) degree at a 2.2 or above, or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background in biology, tourism, geography, zoology in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient and relevant work experience within this industry.

Course modules

Subjects include: scientific methods; humans and wildlife; field and laboratory skills. Plus a choice of one module from: environmental management for ecotourism; tourism concepts and issues; managing heritage tourism. And also two modules from: case studies in international tourism; management of aquatic protected areas; experience design and management for tourism, hospitality and events; natural area tourism; research project.

Sponsorship information

Some funding may be available for project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,690 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,893 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sighthill Campus Edinburgh EH11 4BN Scotland

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